Barcelona vs Villarreal, La Liga 2020-21, matchweek 3 fixtures and where to get live streaming

Lionel Messi’s Barcelona will finally play their first match of the La Liga 2020-21 season on Monday. Watch Barca vs Villarreal live in India.

By Rahul Venkat

La Liga fans in India will have to be ready for a late start as Argentine superstar Lionel Messi will be seen in a Barcelona shirt to start his La Liga 2020-21 season on Sunday night.

FC Barcelona, who finished runners-up to eternal rivals Real Madrid in the previous La Liga season, had been worried about losing captain Messi after he informed them that he wanted to leave Barca. He was eventually persuaded to stay on for another season.

Lionel Messi will be back in action in La Liga this season in the Barcelona vs Villarreal fixture.

The 26-time La Liga champions have sold key players Ivan Rakitic, Arturo Vidal and Luis Suarez but still have enough firepower to get off to a winning start against Villarreal. Watch Barcelona vs Villarreal on live streaming in India.

Defending champions Real Madrid, meanwhile, will be up against Real Betis late on Saturday.

Real Madrid began their La Liga 2020-21 campaign with a goalless draw against Real Sociedad last week. They will rely heavily on star striker Karim Benzema to try and score their first goal of the new season.

Karim Benzema (in black) will look to open his La Liga account when Real Madrid travel to Real Betis.

Real’s city rivals Atletico Madrid will be playing their first game of the La Liga season against early leaders Granada.

In other matches, David Silva could start for Real Sociedad against newly-promoted Elche after he recovered from COVID-19 while Sevilla will be eyeing a victory over La Liga new boys Cadiz after losing to Bayern Munich in the UEFA Super Cup.

La Liga schedule, fixtures and live timings

All times are in Indian Standard Time (IST)

Saturday, September 26

Deportivo Alaves vs Getafe, 4.30 PM IST

Valencia vs SD Huesca, 7.30 PM IST

Elche vs Real Sociedad, 10:00 PM IST

Sunday, September 27

Real Betis vs Real Madrid, 12.30 AM IST

Osasuna vs Levante, 3.30 PM IST

Eibar vs Athletic Bilbao, 5.30 PM IST

Atletico Madrid vs Granada, 7.30 PM IST

Cadiz vs Sevilla, 10 PM IST

Real Valladolid vs Celta Vigo, 10:00 PM IST

Monday, September 28

Barcelona vs Villarreal, 12.30 AM IST

Where to watch La Liga live in India

All the La Liga 2020-21 season matches will be streamed live on the official La Liga Facebook page. La Liga will not be broadcast on any TV channels in India.